February 19th, 2014
Gary H. Rouleau
BURRILLVILLE- Gary H. Rouleau, 74, of Harrisville, RI, passed away on February 16, 2014 at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Gerard & Astrid (Nelson) Rouleau.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The guys who turned a gritty remnant of the past into a feel-good documentary about high school life have landed a berth on the same channel known for showcasing Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and other icons of public television.
â€śMy Old Schoolâ€ť will be featured on the state Public Broadcasting System affiliate WSBE-TV during â€śpledge week,â€ť one of the regular on-air drives for private donations that helps keep non-commercial TV alive.
MENDON- Lawrence A. Reardon Jr., 93, of Mendon, formerly of Franklin died Sun. Feb.16, 2014 in the Don Orione Home, East Boston.
Mr. Reardon was employed as a Press Operator for over 44 years at the Clark-Cutler- McDermott Co. in Franklin.
He was born May 21, 1920 in Boston, son of the late Lawrence A. and Mary R. (Mucciarone) Reardon Sr. He was a graduate of Franklin High School.
Mr. Reardon enjoyed weight lifting and bicycling in his younger years. He was a former member of St. Mary's Church in Franklin where he was active in church ministries.
BLACKSTONE â€” Election season in Blackstone is officially underway.
The deadline to return nomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters was Tuesday.
The annual town election will take place Monday, April 7.
Two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen held by incumbents Paul Haughey and Margaret Bik are up for grabs in the election. Haughey is not seeking re-election and Bik, who has publicly announced her decision seek re-election, has returned papers.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The rematch was far more competitive. The outcome was just as painful for the Providence Friars to swallow.
PC tried its best to throw ninth-ranked Villanova for a loop, but the Wildcats were able to hang on for an 82-79 double-overtime victory on Tuesday night before 12,106 at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. Ryan Arcidiacono closed out with 21 points, though none were bigger than the layup the Villanova guard converted with 3.6 seconds left in the second extra session.
For someone who normally wears blue as the head coach of the Cumberland softball and Burrillville cross country teams â€“ and had sported touches of red during past stints with the Tolman and Cranston West girlsâ€™ basketball squads â€“ Marty Crowley found himself having to adjust to green and gold this winter.
But aside from changing his athletic wardrobe, Crowleyâ€™s transition to the Massachusetts girlsâ€™ basketball scene and the extra competitive Hockomock League as the head coach of King Philip High of Wrentham, Mass. has been a seamless one.
Beatriz E. Grabowski
SMITHFIELD- Beatriz E. (Llamas) Grabowski, 47, of John Mowry Road in Smithfield passed away Friday, February 14 in Miriam Hospital, Providence.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Grabowski and her daughters Emily Archambault and Alyssa Grabowski both of Smithfield.
Born in Cartagena, Columbia, Bea was the daughter of Carlos Llamas of North Smithfield and Yvonne (Daza) Llamas of Millville, MA.
A graduate of Bryant University, Bea had lived in Smithfield for the past 11 years and was employed by the Woonsocket Housing Authority for the past 6 years.
Muriel T. Giard
CUMBERLAND- Muriel T. (Brousseau) Giard, 85, of Cumberland, previously of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Lydia Taft House. She was the wife of the late Clement M. Giard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Phillippe and Rose Anna (Dubois) Brousseau.
Muriel was a cashier at CVS Pharmacy on Cass Ave. for forty four years, retiring in 2010. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Senior Citizens.
Jeanne C. Guay
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne C. (Boucher) Guay, 70, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Sentara General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA. She was the wife of Denis G. Guay, whom she married November 22, 1962.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Muriel (Jalbert) Boucher of Woonsocket and the late Omer Boucher.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ U.S. Rep. Jim Langevinâ€™s eight-day tour of food-related businesses across the state kicked off Monday at Daniele Inc., a Burrillville-based manufacturer of gourmet Italian meats where the congressman got an up-close look at the companyâ€™s new $50 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition now under way.